Plan an expensive lockdown Valentine’s Day
With lockdown restrictions still in place across the UK, the prospect of a romantic Valentine’s Day seems a little out of reach – and with romantic dinners and evenings at the champagne bar or casino that are not currently on the menu, you might be wondering how you can make the date special without leaving your home.
If you’re locked in with your partner, spending months at home together may have spoiled the glamor of another evening – but if you’re apart, you may feel even worse at the thought of missing out on most of the partying on that romantic day of the year together .
The good news is that regardless of your current situation, there are many ways to add a little excitement to your evening – together or separately. From cooking a feast at home to bubbly to eating together at Zoom, with a little time and effort, you can make this day the best Valentine’s Day. The thoughtful gesture needs to be appreciated by the one you love, and even more so in the circumstances.
To inspire you, we’ve rounded up our favorite ideas for a luxurious lockdown Valentine’s Day this year. Just choose the ones that suit your situation and you are guaranteed to become a winner.
While you may not be able to go to your favorite restaurant or bar this year, there is no reason why an evening of gastronomic delights needs to get out of hand
Schedule a date night
While you may not be able to go to your favorite restaurant or bar this year, there is no reason why an evening of gastronomic delights has to get out of hand and is a home-cooked feast with a few bottles of good wine and definitely some champagne everything you need to take your evening to nifty new heights.
If you have a dabbing hand in the kitchen, planning a delicious three-course meal and executing it perfectly is sure to be a pleasure. And for those less confident about food, ordering at your favorite Michelin-starred restaurant could do even better.
If you are celebrating with your loved one from different families or even from different parts of the world, then don’t worry – all is not lost. Schedule dinner through Zoom, dress up to your nines, and dine together over a bottle (or two) of wine. They may be geographically separated, but being together in spirit is guaranteed to have an evening to remember.
Dress up to the nines
After months of working from home, you may have completely forgotten what your favorite Chanel dresses and Louboutins look like. So take the opportunity to dress up to your nines and you’ll be sure to knock your date’s socks off. Taking a long bath and taking your time adds to the opulence of the evening. If you’re looking for an excuse to indulge in new designer pieces of the season, this is it.
Take the opportunity to revisit your first date and dress to impress. If the two of you are ready to make an effort, it will be a special evening all round.
When it comes to getting the Valentine’s Day gift just right, the key lies in the amount of thought you put into the gift.
Give them a thoughtful gift
When it comes to getting the Valentine’s Day gift just right, the key is in the amount of thought you put into the gift. Send them a generic box of chocolates and the lack of thought and effort will show. Instead, take the time to think about what they would really like to receive. The more personal, the better. When shopping for a woman, a beautiful piece of diamond or pearl jewelry is unlikely to go unnoticed – however, be mindful of her taste and style to pick a piece that fits you exactly. I
On the other hand, if you’re shopping for the man you love, an expensive watch like a Rolex or Omega that is busy with a personalized message is sure to be a winner.
Have you already made the watch and jewelry? It might be time to look for something unique. Artfia Australia’s personalized gifts are varied and guaranteed to inspire you.
If you are far from your partner on Valentine’s Day, plan ahead and have the gift delivered on the day. You can even open up to Facetime or WhatsApp Videos in the morning to start your day together and end it later with a date together.
If you are lucky enough to have a cinema room at home, now is the time to take advantage of it
Curl up with quality entertainment
If you are lucky enough to have a cinema room at home, now is the time to take advantage of it. Create a cozy decor by adding some warm blankets and throwing pillows, setting up an ice bucket for the champagne, and placing some bites like smoked salmon blinis or oysters and caviar on top. To truly recreate that first date feeling, put on the first movie you’ve ever seen as a couple and spend the evening recalling your favorite memories together.
Spend the evening apart? Netflix party arrived just in time. If you and your love interest allow you to watch the same movie or TV show together from a distance, this is the next best thing to be together. All you need is a Chrome browser and you are good to go. Live chat is a great way to keep the conversation going.
There’s no denying that Valentine’s Day will be a little different this year, but there’s no reason to compromise on romance. Or the luxury.
If you’re willing to be a little more flexible and plan the occasion together in advance, this may be your best yet – and one that you will remember for years to come.